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How to disassemble the front of a DSKP333ECOWW dryer. Want to check heating element and clean the front area.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Maytag dryer: pye2300ayw
I had the same problem last month. My heater element broke in two places. This created an electrical open that prevented the heater from functioning. I replaced the heater element and my problem was solved.
In order to check your heater element: With the machine unplugged, disconnect one wire to the heater element and then use an ohm meter or multimeter across the heater element lugs to read resistance. Infinite ohms = open circuit.
Posted on Nov 04, 2008
1. Open dryer door and remove the phillips head screws at the 5 and 7 O'Clock positions. 2. Remove three screws at very back, allowing top cover to be moved back about an inch and lifted off. 3. remove screw at top left and top right from front top panel. 4. pull plastic front panel along top edge to release front top panel. (watch for sharp edges) 5. Swing top up and over onto top of dryer. 6. Unplug light and door switch. 7. remove four screws at top of large lower panel. 8. lift panel up a bit and off. 9. unplug sensor plug at bottom allowing panel with door to be set aside. 10. gas dryer has dime sized high limit thermostat on left front side of burner chamber. Has two wires on it, with a small pin in the center. Push the pin in. Reassemble and clean out vent, eliminating flexible venting, replacing with rigid aluminum piping and elbows. Outside vent should have a four inch vent flap opening, not just a two inch if it is that style.
Posted on Jan 03, 2009
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SOURCE: Dryer not heating
BE VERY CAREFUL WHEN WORKING ON ANYTHING WITH AC POWER CONNECTED !!
There is at least one thermal cut off switch.
It is a two terminal device usually mounted near the heating element or in/near where the hot air exhaust leaves the dryer.
It should be closed (shorted) all of the time. It should ONLY open when dryer overheats. Check it with an ohm meter with AC power disconnected. It should be a short. If open replace it.
You can also check it with power connected but you must be VERY VERY CAREFUL !!
Connect an AC voltmeter set to read 250 VAC across the switch.
Run the the dryer.
It should measure zero VAC.
If the switch opens it will measure about 220 VAC.
If it opens when it has not overheated, replace the switch.
Posted on May 11, 2009
Check the following to address this non heating issue
1. No power to the dryer
Make sure there's power getting to the dryer. Check for tripped circuit breakers or blown fuses. An electric dryer uses two circuit breakers or fuses, and if only one of two is tripped or blown, the dryer might still run but not heat. Sometimes the power cord disconnects or burns at the dryer, if this is the case, the wiring and the terminal block must be repaired or replaced.
2. Heating element
A burned out heating element will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Replace the element if found defective.
3. Thermal fuse
Most dryers have a thermal fuse, which burns out when the dryer overheats, in which case the dryer will either not run at all or stop heating. The fuse is usually located on the vent duct, inside the dryer. A blown fuse will show no continuity when measured with a meter. Before replacing the fuse, make sure the blower wheel is not broken or clogged, and there is nothing blocking the venting.
Posted on Jun 02, 2009
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If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows sometimes it is still not working properly.
if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip....
If you have an electric dryer, you can have many different things that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.
check out this electric no heat tip...
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